University of Guelph, History
Associate Professor & Chair in Scottish Studies
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The History Department, University of Guelph, seeks candidates for the Scottish Studies Foundation Chair. The Chair, founded in 2004, was North America’s inaugural Chair in Scottish Studies and continues to be the only such position in Canada. The Chair serves as the head of the University of Guelph’s Centre for Scottish Studies, (https://www.uoguelph.ca/history/scottishstudies) which attracts graduate students from Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. The Centre for Scottish Studies publishes the International Review of Scottish Studies, a peer-reviewed open access journal listed on EBSCO and other library databases, and publishes the Guelph Series in Scottish Studies. The Centre for Scottish Studies has a tradition of dedicated involvement in the community, hosting many events including two yearly colloquia that attract members of the general public as well as academics. The University of Guelph Library and Archives hosts the largest collection of Scottish documents and print materials outside of the United Kingdom and is currently engaged in a major digitization initiative in Scottish Studies.
This appointment will be made at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The candidate will be expected to have a PhD in History, or a related discipline. The candidate should have a strong publication record, editorial ability, experience in supervising graduate students, teaching undergraduate courses, and a demonstrated ability to work with non-academic communities. The candidate will also network with community groups in the area, including the Scottish Studies Foundation, which played a major role in funding the Chair and will play an important role in community support for research initiatives at the university. Liaising with the Library/Archives and University Advancement Office as well as external bodies such as the Scottish Government will also be part of the portfolio of responsibilities. The Chair will have a reduced teaching load.
The University of Guelph is a research intensive university, ranked highly among comparable Canadian institutions. The city of Guelph is a vibrant community of about 118,000 people, located in one hour west of Toronto (75km). The History Department has 22 faculty members and is part of the Tri-U graduate program with the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University.
The University of Guelph is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy.
Salary is negotiable and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The deadline for applications is January 30, 2014 or until a suitable candidate is found.
Please send a cover letter describing your background and how you will contribute to the Scottish Studies programme at Guelph, a complete curriculum vitae and have three letters of reference sent to the following address:
Dr. Catherine Carstairs
Inquiries may be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Primary Category:||British History / Studies